No, That's Not the Oldest Message In a Bottle. This Is.

Recently a 101-year-old message in a bottle was found off the coast of Germany. The bottle was tossed into the Baltic Sea back in 1913 and was discovered this year by fishermen (pictured above) who then donated it to a local museum. Just about every news outlet is saying that it's the oldest message in a bottle ever… » 4/09/14 5:07pm 4/09/14 5:07pm

The First Time Capsule Tearjerker of 2014

Back in 1966 a woman in North Phoenix, Arizona sealed a time capsule in the wall of her home. Betty Klug, then 33, didn't tell her husband nor her two kids about the capsule. It remained a secret until contractors working on the home recently discovered the time-traveling treasure. Fair warning: If you're not a robot,… » 4/03/14 2:40pm 4/03/14 2:40pm

This Week in Time Capsules: Teaching Kids About the Cruel March of Time

This week in our round-up of time capsule news we have a 20-year-old McDonald's capsule that only 90s kids will understand, a "time barrel" in Maine, and kids in the UK who learn that we eventually get old and die. » 3/21/14 3:50pm 3/21/14 3:50pm

This Week in Time Capsules: Redditor Wants to Bury Dogecoins

It was a particularly weird week for time capsules. Everybody's trying to figure out where those 19th century coins came from, a town in Australia is debating whether they should open a 1994 capsule with old photos of Keith Urban, and one Redditor is trying to bury some dogecoins. Seriously. » 3/07/14 6:01pm 3/07/14 6:01pm

Unlocking the Mystery of the $10 Million California Time Capsule

An anonymous Northern California couple out walking their dog recently discovered six rusty canisters buried on their property. The canisters were filled with 19th century gold coins, worth about $10 million today. Who's responsible for that much buried treasure? You might just be looking at him. » 3/04/14 2:24pm 3/04/14 2:24pm

This Week in Time Capsules: Launching a Sports Drink To The Moon

This week in our time capsule news round-up we have a mystery capsule in Michigan that will finally get a public unveiling, some confused time capsule hunters in Australia who really have their work cut out for them, and a Pittsburgh company that wants to put a time capsule on the moon—complete with a Japanese sports… » 2/21/14 5:44pm 2/21/14 5:44pm

This Week in Time Capsules: Disappointed Students Boo Boring Capsule

Time capsuling is hard. Everybody wants to find that ancient capsule with the dozens of gold bricks or the mummy or whatever. But more often than not, they're quite boring. Your average 20th century capsule generally has just a handful of old pennies and an American flag. But we keep searching. Because sometimes, we… » 2/14/14 4:44pm 2/14/14 4:44pm

First Video of the Steve Jobs Time Capsule Being Unearthed

This past September one of the most sought after "lost" time capsules of the 20th century was finally found. After years of various people searching for the thing, the so-called Steve Jobs capsule was finally unearthed in Aspen by a team of excavators from the National Geographic Channel show Diggers. And now we have » 2/12/14 12:07pm 2/12/14 12:07pm

This Week in Time Capsules: Optimistic Girl Scouts Bury 200-Year Tube

This week in our time capsule news round-up we have 100-year-old papers that look like they were printed just yesterday, a Girl Scout capsule that won't be opened until the year 2214, and some artifacts in Florida from the ancient Age of Videotape. » 2/07/14 6:30pm 2/07/14 6:30pm

The Most Exciting Time Capsules Being Opened This Year

Time capsuling is hard. Most capsules from the 20th century are lost, damaged, or simply forgotten. But with any luck, these eleven time capsules — all intended to be opened in the year 2014 — will find their way safely above ground sometime this year. » 1/03/14 4:30pm 1/03/14 4:30pm